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Clean Sweep: Mount Dora bed & breakfast earns second straight housekeeping award

RELEASE DATE: January 11, 2010

MOUNT DORA — On behalf of Superior Small Lodging Association, the Lake County Tourism & Business Relations Division presented the Farnsworth House Bed & Breakfast of Mount Dora with a 2009 Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award, the only small accommodation in the County to receive the award.

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Debi Dyer (left) presents the 2009 White Glove Award to the Farnsworth House B&B owners Bob and Vivian Rodriguez.

The White Glove Award is a prestigious honor that is awarded for housekeeping excellence. While there are thousands of hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, travel lodges, inns, beach houses, resorts and other hospitality destinations across the state, only 80 locations earned the coveted 2009 White Glove Award.

“The White Glove Award is our organization's highest recognition for housekeeping achievement,” said Donna Boucher, Superior Small Lodging Association executive director. “Properties must receive a Total Housekeeping Score of 100 percent in their annual review to receive this award.”

Facilities are nominated and selected through a detailed annual inspection. Experienced, independent inspectors select the winning small lodgings based on strict industry criteria including, quality of bath and bed linens as well as cleanliness of every room. The White Glove Awards were announced at the annual conference of Superior Small Lodging Association in November 2009.

“Everyone at the conference is hoping to receive one of these,” said Debi Dyer, Lake County Tourism Specialist to bed & breakfast owners Bob and Vivian Rodriguez. “The Farnsworth House Bed & Breakfast made Lake County look beautiful at the conference.”
Vivian added, “Lake County is so beautiful it deserves these types of awards. This is our second year in row to receive the White Gloves Award. It’s such an honor.”

For more information about Farnsworth House Bed & Breakfast, located at 1029 E. Fifth Ave. in Mount Dora, call (352) 735-1894 or log on to www.farnsworthhousebnb.com. For more information about Lake County tourism, call (800) 430-LAKE or log on to www.lakecountyfl.com.

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